A furry-faced, stereotypically absent-minded, pipe smoking professor.
The number represents my visceral response to the actions that are occurring for each strip I enumerate. It is not a reflection of an artist’s quality…. but simply my feeling about the story.
I do not happen to read 9CWL… and in fact, I know little about the stories in that comic (other than hearing they are often racy). When I first examined the comic (admittedly less than a handful of times), I found the the drawing style (for me) was unpleasant.
RI, I assume your statement is dor RobCol. I presume you know at this time that I really like the new Nancy. I just felt today’s effort was not representing the strongest that OJ has given us this far. It is definitely “ok”… just IMO not as good as many of her efforts this far… and it is normal to have both exceptional and “ok” days.
Amanda… I would anticipate that there could be several folks who may care if there is a bit more milk on her…. perhaps Shannon may care, perhaps Jonah may care, perhaps Toni may care, perhaps TJ may care, perhaps Brad may care. At this moment, though, it is too speculative of me to predict who may or may not exert the sort of “care” you are wondering about.
However, in terms of your “care” question…. I am unclear as to how this relates to my statements which were admittedly being given as wild speculation?
You may have better results with your concerns about “caring” if you were to state your these concerns as their own statement, instead of as a reply. In that fashion, you may hear other options as to who may “care” about the milk on Shannon.
From my perspective, kids spill, so it is not much of a concern… you clean it up if it happens. So, I cannot help you with your question.
I was taking it was due to her leaning against the couch. Her posture is askew.
A bit on the stranger side today. It seems like Nancy is reminiscing about her teacher’s earlier “words of wisdom” while sloughing off at home.
The punchline is cute, though.
But, Nancy’s “smooshed” in hair (due to the couch cushion)…. not a good look for her at all. And her leaning against the couch posture is having her show the signs of a budding double chin…. also not a great look for her.
In the greater scheme of things… the teacher’s message is a good one. I do appreciate how the teacher is being portrayed thus far. Nancy’s preference to “veg” instead is sad for Nancy, but in keeping with her feelings on education it seems.
Not the best OJ Nancy we have had, in my opinion… but sufficient.
Hah! Very funny! The acidic/acrid coffee and an acid reducer. :)
I am glad I do not need acid reducers. My wife does, and it is not pleasant for her. I drink copious quantities of strong, black, acrid and acidic coffee to no ill effect.
I can understand the thought…. even though it is not useful…. you sometimes really want to keep something new…. in good condition.
I am feeling a bit “ornery” today I guess…. but here are some admittedly wild speculations on my part:
1. Perhaps Shannon didn’t simply spill the chocolate milk…. she upchucked it. Note that Jonah said to FINISH the milk…. suggesting the container was mostly empty…. but the “spill” (aka upchuck) is large. Perhaps Shannon is coming down with some bug and will infect the Toni/TJ/Brad household?
2. Jonah must have a VERY IMPORTANT gig if he is going to be on time!!!! Woah… he must be moving on up. I wonder where his big “gig” is? Pitts? Campus of Moony U? Coffee shop on the commercial outskirts of Moony U? But…. with Jonah being excited that he is on time…. and now with Shannon’s unfortunate spill…. might he be shown as a very kind, gentle father…. by having him take time to gently and reassuringly help Shannon clean up when he is at Toni/TJ/Brad’s home…. and then….. as many (not me) have predicted…. meet some untimely end due to rushing too fast to the “gig” because he was now running late?
3. Could Toni and Brad get mandatory call-in to work due to an emergency situation where they both have to go in to help quell fires and riots that have broken out in California due to the “3-State Proposal” Controversy? And, perhaps TJ is not home, and Luann and the other DeGroots are not available…. what will they do?
If any of the above three turn out to be true…. well…. I don’t know. It would be shocking.
I agree with Vilyehm and Schrodinger’s Dog… BUT… perhaps the self-focused Jonah meant he is going to be “on-time” for once for something he is interested in. Perhaps he is simply presuming Brad and Toni will be perfectly fine with the drop off?
So did Shannon upchuck because she was getting motion sickness, or did she just spill the milk???